Crafting Party + a chance to win your own Craft Party Pack from Elmers!

the only thing better than hosting a party, is hosting CRAFTING party! Elmer’s new Craft & Tell program is fun new effort to bring crafting and creativity into local communities by supplying free products for crafting parties all over the country. {and at the end of this post, you’ll get a chance to win 1 of 2 Craft & Tell prize packs so that you can have your own small crafting party!! wahoo!} oh and i’m sharing a Paper Christmas Tree tutorial :)

elmers craft and tell party
i invited 9 friends over last saturday for an afternoon full of crafting, laughter, and candy. every person got:

  • Glue Spots
  • pair of Exacto Scissors
  • tape runner
  • glue stick
  • Exacto knife
  • self healing cutting mat
  • foam board
  • gel pens
  • Painters Paint Markers
  • Elmers tacky glue or fabric glue

craft party

it was really fun to sit and chat with friends and create something. the theme of our craft party was “christmas”.

crafting party

i designed a little paper christmas tree, in case others needed a craft idea for the supplies they were given. there were a couple different types of christmas trees that people made, a christmas ball and christmas cards! so we had quite the festive array of crafts. and now that i think about it, i should have played christmas music while we crafted. oops. sorry ladies!

want to make a super easy Paper Christmas Tree?

How to Make an Easy Paper Christmas Tree

how to make a christmas tree out of paper

1. take 1 sheet of 12×12 cardstock and wrap around to form a cone shape. secure in place with 3-4 Elmers Glue Spots.

2. trim the bottom of the cone so that it is straight across. {easier said than done!}

3. adjust bottom as needed so that tree stands straight {or at least appears to be straight-ish}

4. cut 1.5 sheets of 12×12 scrapbook paper into .75″ x 2.5″ strips. {double sided paper is ideal, not necessary.} using your fingers or a pen, curl your little paper strips. tip: i noticed that the lighter weight paper curled better and didn’t have little creases where it curled.

5. using Elmer’s Tacky Glue or Glue Spots, apply the curled paper strips around the cone in lines starting at the bottom and work your way to the top. overlap the rows to cover the cone the best you can.

6. take a strip, wrap it around the top and glue in place. embellish with beads, buttons, glitter, tinsel, etc.

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GIVEAWAY: win 1 of 2 Craft & Tell prize packs so that you can have your own small crafting party!!

HOW TO ENTER: simply leave a comment on this post telling me about your favorite craft party and what you made. {1 entry, required}

OPTIONAL EXTRA ENTRIES: leave a comment for each entry!

Like Elmer’s on Facebook {1 entry} don’t forget to tell them Craftaholics Anonymous sent you!

Follow Elmer’s on Twitter {1 entry}

Follow Craftaholics Anonymous blog officially via GFC or RSS feed {1 entry}

Tweet or post on Facebook about this giveaway and include this link: http://www.craftaholicsanonymous.net/2011/11/crafting-party.html

win a @Elmers Craft & Tell prize pack! perfect for hosting a small crafting party http://wp.me/p1ws4R-1fF @CraftaholicAnon

want to host a craft party? win a @Elmers Craft & Tell party pack! http://wp.me/p1ws4R-1fF @CraftaholicAnon

giveaway ends 11/23/11 at 11:59PM ET. winners will be chosen at random and notified via email. winners will also be announced on Craftaholics Anonymous Facebook page. if a winner does not claim their prize within 3 business days, a new winner will be selected.

rules: open to USA residents only. must be 18 years or older to enter.

disclosure: thanks to Elmer’s for providing all the wonderful crafting supplies so i could host a fun craft party AND supplying the awesome giveaway! i received free product. all opinions are 100% mine. please see my disclosure link for a complete disclosure statement.

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Linda
Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥
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  1. 301
    Nina J.

    I like Elmers on facebook and let them know u sent me.

  2. 302
    Nina J.

    I follow Elmers on twitter.

  3. 303
    Nina J.

    I follow Craftaholics via GFC and RSS

  4. 304
    Cindy

    I haven’t been to a craft party since i was 11. I wont say how long ago that was, but that was at a Local ladies Association.
    We made teasel Christmas trees. I kept mine until i was well into my 20’s. Their hasn’t been a craft party since in our small town there is only 500 people and I think a little craft party might be just what we need to do in the middle of the long winter storms we endure in upstate NY.

  5. 305
    Melody

    Scrapbooking is the only kind of craft party I’ve ever had. But this looks like soooo much fun. Hope I win

  6. 306

    Went to a craft party, made my 1st mantle banner!! Now I’m a banner addict!

  7. 311

    Hello! Oh, that looks like so much fun!! I love all papercrafts and hold monthly “stamp camps” at my home – this month we made Christmas cards and are going to do it again soon it was so much fun. Maybe we’ll try your trees too!
    Thanks for the chance to win this great prize. I just found you so I’ll have to follow you now. : )

  8. 312

    A barbed wire/beaded cross. It was lots of fun! I love craft parties, but have never hosted one… so I’d love this!

  9. 314
    Eva Scott

    My friends and I have been getting together weekly to work on handmade Christmas gifts. I’m currently making a car mat for my son. I love it!

  10. 315
    Eva Scott

    I like Elmer’s on FB and told them you sent me!

  11. 316
    Eva Scott

    I follow Elmer’s on Twitter!

  12. 317
    Eva Scott

    I follow Craftaholics Anonymous via GFC!

  13. 319

    My favorite craft party would have to be the annual gingerbread house party. Who doesn’t like a good gingerbread house?

  14. 320

    I am following Elmers on twitter :)

  15. 321

    I am following elmers on facebook

  16. 322

    I have subscribed to your RSS feed!

  17. 323

    I just stumbled upon your blog. It’s great and what a wonderful giveaway! I love getting together with friends to have a crafting party. We just had a small one and worked on Christmas gifts.

  18. 324

    My friend and I combined a Thirty-One party with crafting fun (the best of both worlds!). Guests made button bracelets and stamped cards for Valentine’s Day. Everyone went home with treats!

  19. 325
    Bethany

    I followed on FB…. love the give away…

  20. 326
    Nicole H

    I love craft nights and it has been forever since I’ve been to one. I think I made a wooden family sign at the last one…and started a tablerunner I still haven’t finished!

  21. 327
    Nicole H

    I follow your feed!

  22. 328
    Nicole H

    I liked elmers!

  23. 332
    Jessica (craftymommajess)

    My favorite craft parties are stampin up parties where we made Christmas cards!

  24. 333
    Jessica (craftymommajess)

    I follow craftaholics via GFC :-)

  25. 334

    My favorite craft party was making paper purses with my niece and her friends. They turned out so cute! I hope I win.

  26. 335

    I haven’t hosted a crafty party before but am hosting one next month. We’re going to make ornaments! Thanks for the chance to win!

  27. 338

    I haven’t been to a craft party

  28. 339

    I Like Elmer’s on Facebook

  29. 341
    Liliana

    Last time we were preparing Mickey mouse party hats. They came out so cute.

  30. 342
    Rebecca P

    I went to my first craft party about two weeks ago and now I am addicted- cards, scrapbooking, picture frames, stamping….

    1. 342.1

      Hi Rebecca,
      Congrats on going to your first craft party! and guess what….you won a small craft party pack from Elmers!!! so you can host your own craft party. Woot!! shoot me an email with your mailing info and we’ll get the prize pack sent your way asap.
      thanks,
      linda

  31. 343
    Carmen

    The only craft party I really remember is when I hosted a few friends for a card-making/scrapbooking party. We ate, drank, laughed … and got a few things done in the process.

  32. 345
    Carmen

    I follow this blog (GFC and RSS)

  33. 346
    Emily

    My favorite craft party was when I met with a bunch of ladies from my neighborhood and we all finally finished the projects we’d put on hold. I hot glued a bunch of fake flowers on to an old purse to give it a younger feel.

  34. 347
    Emily

    I follow you via RSS feed and read you on google reader every time you post :)

  35. 348
    Lourna

    my first craft party was 5 yrs ago…we made a christmas wreath. ..the said party was sponsored by the Internation women association in sweden (IFFI).